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Truth and Reconciliation Committee? Really?

Jan 13, 2010, 11:22 AM EDT

This morning Dan Shaughnessy compared steroids to the Third Reich in the Sudetenland. Now Phil Sheridan of the Philadelphia Daily News compares them to Apartheid:

It is time for Major League Baseball to rent a ballroom, set up
television cameras, and invite all the players from the 1980s and ’90s
to tell their steroid stories. It is time for a Baseball Truth and Reconciliation Commission . . . Truth and Reconciliation. They must be linked. If that approach helped
a country as bitterly divided as South Africa move on from the horrors
of apartheid, it should do wonders for baseball’s recovery from an era
of steroid-tainted performance and record-breaking.

Look, guys. I know you’re all writers and that writers are supposed to use metaphors and stuff. But please stop. Stop, before someone references the Holocaust or the Rwandan Genocide or something and gets fired and paraded around on talk shows and things.  Get some freakin’ perspective.

  1. MVD - Jan 15, 2010 at 5:05 AM

    Its a good idea because we all know that more than about 15 Hall Of Fame caliber players took steroid, but because no one knows the whole story, those few players are being persecuted for the entire era.

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